Crossostomus fasciatus (Lönnberg, 1905)
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Family:  Zoarcidae (Eelpouts), subfamily: Lycodinae
Max. size:  33.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Southwest Atlantic: Puerto Deseado, Argentina to Tierra del Fuego and the Falkland Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 102-102; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 75-75; Vertebrae: 102-102. Pelvic fins small. Body pale brownish dorsally and much paler ventrally. Ten dark brownish crossbars across head, trunk and tail extending to the dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 27363).
Biology:  Feeds on polychaetes (Ref. 33379).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.04.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 09.07.08

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